Two Figures in a Winter Landscape

Two figures in a winter landscape

This year two tributary rivers
The Hillsborough and the North Rivers

Offered up one suicide a piece
To the salt of Charlottetown harbour

Now almost erased by ice and snow
I see two dark shapes together move

Two figures in a winter landscape
I wonder whether it is safe out there

Will the ice support their combined weight
Will they suddenly be swallowed

By the cold hungry waters with their
Appetite for human suffering

I watched them recede from a distance
They disappeared behind the lighthouse

Vanished in each other’s company
What became of them we cannot say

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